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New Paper: Nanophotonic Neural Networks coming Closer to Reality

Over at the Intel AI blog, Casimir Wierzynski writes that Optical Neural Networks have exciting potential for power-efficiency in AI computation. “At last week’s CLEO conference, we and our collaborators at UC Berkeley presented new findings around ONNs, including a proposal for how that original work could be extended in the face of real-world manufacturing constraints to bring nanophotonic neural network circuits one step closer to a practical reality.”

Agenda Posted for PASC19 in Zurich

PASC19 has posted its Full Conference Program. The event takes place June 12-14 in Zurich, Switzerland. “PASC19 is the sixth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.”

Quadric.io to Build “Supercomputer for Edge Devices”

Today chip startup Quadric.io announced plans to build the world’s first “supercomputer” specifically designed for the real-time needs of autonomous systems. “Instead of building a heterogeneous system with CPUs/GPUs/FPGAs & AI chips and dealing with that complexity of software and hardware integration, Quadric has the technology to handle most of the application in a single unified hardware architecture and software model.”

Univa Powers ASIC Designs at eSilicon

Today Univa announced that eSilicon has selected Univa’s Grid Engine to help manage its complex FinFET ASIC and IP designs and scale its environment, as well as better manage its ever-increasing workload and demand for capacity. “We ultimately chose Univa Grid Engine, since it was able to better help our team optimize our shared resources and provide enterprise-grade dependability to help us improve ROI and deliver better results. As we look to extend our workloads to the cloud, we look forward to working with Univa to start the cloud migration process along with Google Cloud’s service-on-demand model.”

Aerospace Moving Forward with Modeling and Simulation

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Gemma Church writes that the aerospace industry is stuck in the past – but it isn’t due to a lack of new simulation and modeling techniques. “While there have been incremental improvements, in terms of creating quieter and more fuel-efficient aeroplanes, there is not a lot of innovation coming in, compared to the last century when we created aeroplanes moving at the speed of sound and made air travel available to the masses.”

Job of the Week: HPC Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is seeking an HPC Software Engineer in our Job of the Week. “We are seeking an Application Engineers for our Technical User Support group on our Centralized SuperComputing Facility (CSCF) High Performance Computing contract. Lockheed Martin provides HPC services throughout the lifecycle for computational requirements, architecture, acquisition, and operations to federal government customers. This work involves working on cutting edge technologies to ensure that scientists and engineers will be able to fully utilize modern systems.”

Mellanox to Accelerate EDA Workloads with WekaIO

Today WekaIO announced that Mellanox has selected the WekaIO Matrix file system to accelerate application performance scaling for their EDA workloads. “Mellanox is a forward-thinking company, we continuously improve our workflows by incorporating new deep learning techniques into our data-intensive EDA workloads, so we needed a modern file system to support our initiatives,” said Udi Weinstein, Chief Information Officer of Mellanox.

Airbus: Innovating the Future of Flight with HPC

Gerd Buttner from Airbus gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “As a proven leader in the global aerospace sector, Airbus designs, produces and delivers innovative solutions with the aim to create a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. These cutting-edge products and services – which span the commercial aircraft, helicopter, defence, security and space segments – benefit our wide-ranging expertise and continued emphasis on innovation.”

Interview: Cray in Azure Steps up with Dedicated Supercomputing in the Cloud

In this interview, Joseph George from Cray describes the company’s new offerings for Cray in Azure. “The Cray and Microsoft Azure teams have been actively working on numerous customer engagements together, in an effort to clearly understand the optimal cloud model for large scale HPC workloads, and the best consumption model for HPC users. With all that research as a foundation, it has become clear to us that a dedicated and reserved instance cloud model allows for an ideal HPC experience at large scale.”

Register for the Altair Student Competition for Innovation in Electromagnetics

Altair invites engineering students from across the globe to participate in their Student Competition for Innovation in Electromagnetics. “At a time when energy efficiency is a global priority, students can use Altair software to design future generation e-motors and other electric equipment. Think of what a tremendous impact they can make on the planet. Altair software solutions are broadly used in the academic engineering communities and am already looking forward to the many innovative entries in both areas of electromagnetics.”